- Series: Mills & Boon Medical
- Paperback: 192 pages
- Publisher: M&b Publishing (March 1, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 026387883X
- ISBN-13: 978-0263878837
- Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 0.4 x 6.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.9 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,492,461 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Baby for the Flying Doctor (Mills & Boon Medical) Paperback – March 1, 2010
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What makes this story stand out from other HM&B romances I’ve read is the conflict which threatens to prevent Gil and Phemie getting together happily. It’s not just the fact he is a career doctor from the other side of the world, although that is an issue. More importantly, it’s that Phemie doesn’t want to risk having children. She fears subjecting a child to the kind of life she led: growing up in the shadow of a sibling with Down’s. Having a heroine who doesn’t want to fall pregnant is a risk for Clark, because, without careful handling, Phemie could seem unsympathetic. By making Phemie protective of her unborn (healthy) child, Clark attempts to retain the romance reader’s sympathy for her, despite the fact that there’s something narcissistic – although very human and understandable – in this kind of fear. But Clark also goes one step further (and earns my admiration): she has Phemie admit, much and all as she loves her brother, she’s not sure she’s up to the sacrifices required of a parent of someone with Down’s.
Yet Clark manages to resolve Phemie’s conflict in a believable (and yes, happy) way, as readers of romance would expect.